It will be a successor to the Tiguan AllSpace, but much differentiated from the 5-seater Tiguan.
Volkswagen has confirmed the development of an all-new, three-row SUV as a successor of the Tiguan AllSpace that will be retired after its current generation. This, as we have exclusively reported, will be sold in India as the ‘Tayron’ alongside other markets such as Europe and North America. It will, however, retain the ‘Tiguan’ moniker for USA due to its popularity there.
Volkswagen already sells an SUV called the Tayron exclusively in China, but the upcoming, second-generation three-row model will be a global one, and will be sufficiently differentiated from the all-new 5-seater Tiguan revealed earlier this week.
- VW Tayron to be underpinned by MQB-Evo platform
- Will be brought to India as a CKD
- Launch expected by early 2025
Volkswagen Tayron: what is it?
The Volkswagen Tayron will be based on the brand’s MQB-Evo platform that also underpins the new 5-seater Tiguan and the upcoming, next-generation Skoda Kodiaq. The Tayron will use the longer wheelbase version of the MQB-Evo platform, but more importantly, it will be sufficiently differentiated in styling from the 5-seater Tiguan. Unti now, the Tiguan and Tiguan AllSpace have shared a common design, and have mostly been differentiated by their dimensions and the additional row of seats.
As with the first-gen China-spec SUV, the Tayron will continue with both SUV and coupe body styles, with the former likely being offered in both 5- and 7-seater configurations, while the latter is expected to be a 5-seater only. Volkswagen has previously also said it will be sufficiently larger than the outgoing Tiguan AllSpace in order to make it a genuine three-row SUV.
Volkswagen Tayron: powertrain options
Internationally, as Volkswagen had previously confirmed, the Tayron will be offered with the choice of either a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol or turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine – both offering 48-volt mild-hybrid properties and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard. Both engines are expected to be offered with two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations as well.
Volkswagen will also offer the choice of two petrol plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in two states of tune – 204hp and 272hp – together with an electric-only range of over 100km and capable of DC fast charging. The PHEVs will comprise a 1.5-litre petrol motor coupled with a 19.7kWh battery pack, mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox, driving the front-wheels.
For India, Volkswagen is likely to stick with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, but it remains to be seen if the PHEV variants are also brought here.
Volkswagen Tayron India launch details
An India launch of the Tayron could be on the cards by early 2025 as it will be brought in as CKD kits, which takes time to assemble. The Tiguan Allspace, on the other hand, was offered in India in 2020 as a CBU.
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